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Formation and transport of sheet-electron beams and multibeam configurations for high-power microwave devices
Author(s): Mark A. Basten; Jon H. Booske; Jim R. Anderson; John E. Scharer
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Paper Abstract

Sheet electron beams and configurations with multiple electron beams have the potential to make possible higher power sources of microwave radiation due to their ability to transport high currents, at reduced current densities, through a single RF interaction circuit. Possible microwave device applications using sheet electron beams include sheet-beam klystrons, rectangular grating circuits, and planar FELs. Historically, implementation of sheet beams in microwave devices has been discouraged by their susceptibility to the diocotron instability in solenoidal focusing systems. However, recent theoretical and numerical studies have shown that stable transport of sheet beams is possible in periodically cusped magnetic (PCM) fields. The use of an offset-pole PCM configuration has been shown analytically to provide side- fields for 2D focusing of the beam, and this has been recently verified with PIC code simulations. We will present further theoretical studies of sheet and multibeam transport and discuss results from an experimental investigation of the formation, stability and transport of PCM-focused sheet electron beams. This includes a laboratory method of forming an elliptical sheet beam using magnetic quadrupole pair and a round-beam Pierce gun.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2557, Intense Microwave Pulses III, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218559
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Basten, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Jon H. Booske, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Jim R. Anderson, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
John E. Scharer, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2557:
Intense Microwave Pulses III
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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